Seattle's Union Gospel Mission

To serve, rescue and transform those in greatest need through the grace of Jesus Christ.

We're standing in the gap! We refuse to forget our poor and homeless neighbors. Our programs awaken hope in the hearts of people overcome with poverty and homelessness.

But that's not all. We're challenging the standard thinking about how to fight poverty with these key areas of service:

1. Hunger
2. Homelessness
3. Addiction
4. Poverty

Change like this won't become reality through our efforts alone. We're partnering with churches, organizations . . . and local government, to make this happen. Our work is made possible by people like you who believe it's time to bring hope to the darkest places in Seattle. Donate now to keep this work going.

“It’s been a while since I’ve been pampered. It’ll be great to have my nails painted because I have an interview on Monday.”

We don’t always see how homelessness impacts families, because often families continue to function just like any other family would. Grocery store visits and birthday parties keep happening when you have kiddos. This mom is no different than any other, working hard to take care of her family. This young hard working mom is busy trying to plan a birthday party for her daughter, get registered for a new culinary program she’s starting this month, and is getting ready for a job interview.

“A nail salon is a place of fellowship for women. I love breaking out the nail polish and sitting with someone learning about their life because I find that if a lady sits down to get her nails painted, she will find a reason why this is important. After she sat down she shared with us that she has an interview on Monday and is looking forward to being a little more presentable. Anyone going into an interview could feel nervous, and it’s fun to get to instill a little more confidence in this young woman.”

"Last year I found out the Seattle's Union Gospel Mission was in desperate need of warm clothing. It was a busy time of year for me so I donated five hats that I had already made. This year I knew I could do much better and decided to make one hat a week and donate 52 hats in December before Christmas. I chose this way to give because I enjoy this craft and I can't think of anything worse than being cold and homeless. It has been my pleasure. God bless and see you in December!”

A BIG thank you to Happy Heart Hats for taking the time to make and donate these warm hats Seattle’s homeless!

If you're encouraged to find creative ways to give back this fall, find donation drop off sites at ugm.org/sites.

"I was devastated. I was lost. I was scared. I was alone. I was walking down the street and walked in the front door of KentHOPE and I started bawling. They hugged me and prayed for me. These people care. I got to take a shower. I got my first pair of clothes. I got food. A stranger cared enough about me to make me feel comfortable. KentHOPE was the safest place for me.” -Geneva

We're so excited to announce that KentHOPE - a ministry of Seattle's Union Gospel Mission - has reached a huge milestone this past July. Since opening, KentHOPE has helped 400 women obtain housing!

Geneva came from KentHOPE to Hope Place. After graduating from our recovery program, Geneva interned at KentHOPE and is now a Mission employee! We're so proud of Geneva and everything she's accomplished.

"And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. And the greatest of these is love." -1 Corinthians 13:13

Seattle's Union Gospel Mission provides emergency care and long-term recovery services to hurting and homeless people in the greater Seattle area. We're dedicated to serving, rescuing, and transforming those in greatest need through the grace of Jesus Christ.

“We took more from the experience than we gave.”

Recently, Siemens —the manufacturing company—took part of a day to serve at the Mission. Siemens brought dinner and got to hear Men's Recovery Graduate Scott Sowle tell his story of transformation.

The Siemens crew washed vans, made sandwiches, and more! With 46 Siemens staff serving, we got twice as much work done in half the time—a real blessing!

Siemens staff shared with us, “All in all, it was great for individuals, our team bonding and serving. We took more from the experience than we gave. Thank you to the entire Mission team and the people whom are in the treatment program for allowing us to serve.”

¿No habla inglés? Lee ésta!

Did you know that the Mission speaks Spanish?

Homeless men who only speak Spanish often face life in the states alone, thousands of miles from their support network of family and friends - the language barrier making it difficult to find emergency help when they need it.

Our Spanish-language services provide community support and assistance as they work through the challenges of finding a job or getting help with issues like addiction.

Más información en ugm.org/programs_hispanic

Today is the LAST DAY to donate canned food items for the #Cater4Cans food drive in Seattle!

We want to give a special shout out to Madres Kitchen for choosing the Mission and being a faithful partner. Thank you also for sharing your delicious leftovers to provide warm, nutritious meals for guests at our Men's Shelter!

Want to help provide meals and support the food drive? Check out these canned food items from our needs list:

・Canned corn, green beans, carrots
・Canned fruit
・Canned chili & stew
・See more food items at www.ugm.org/needs

"As someone who has a busy schedule you have to do what you can — when you can," says Hailey Sturgill, National American Miss Washington 2017.

"It was a pleasure donating goods from soap to clothes and school supplies to Seattle's Union Gospel Mission. Thank you everyone who provided donations for this wonderful organization."

A big thanks to everyone who came out from Seattle, Bellevue and beyond to support Hailey's drive and help our homeless neighbors. A drive makes a big impact. And it's a great way to build community through the shared joy of giving with your friends, workplace, or church.

Host a drive. Get started now!
www.ugm.org/drives

“I knew that I was in the right place. I was meant to be here. God guided me every step of the way.”

Join us at Downtown Cornerstone Church for a night of celebration for our men’s recovery program graduates. You'll hear inspiring stories of transformation like the one above and celebrate with our most recent graduates.

Thursday, August 31
6:30pm-8:00pm
Downtown Cornerstone Church
2333 Western Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121

For more details visit ugm.org/graduation

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“It was our hope, and now we are overjoyed, that local partners will pick up this programming so that community youth can continue to be well served,” said Terry Pallas, Chief Program Officer.

We’re are so thankful for the partner organizations stepping up in the community to take on all of our youth programs! We have been diligently praying and working with partners to sustain the success of the youth programs and ensuring that all staff members are supported practically and financially as they transition to the future. We are also encouraged by the latest update that two-thirds of impacted youth staff have received job offers to continue to work at the Mission or with community youth at a partner organization.

Our youth programs have impacted many local kids, some who are now grown up and thriving with kids of their own. Some of our staff members grew up in these programs. We have been touched by the fond memories and kind words that have been shared – and are so excited to see what God will do through community partners continuing this work.

Please continue to keep our community youth and partner organizations in prayer this week!

Read more www.ugm.org/youth

Videos (show all)

Men's Ministries May Graduation Video
Daniel's Story
Men's Ministries Graduation - February 2017

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